Otaku Sunday #2: Of Witches and Ghosts

This week I was really busy and only had time for the Winter Anime and since I did not want to write another long post about the Winter Season I decided to come back to that post-formula I was telling you about a few Otaku Sundays ago. Only this time we won’t have an anime to talk about because as I said, way too busy and only watched the new anime episodes of the current season. This was a way too long introduction so let’s jump into our main course:
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The Pale Horse is a manhwa (a Korean manga) set in France 1835. It follows a blonde insecure girl called Rose Dupre who is believed to be the witch’s daughter. There are only 15 chapters out and I can’t wait to read more! I discovered it in December, last year and I was amazed!

The art is incredible – and it’s the main reason why I was attracted to this manhwa but after the first pages I was captivated by the enchanting story. It was like reading a Gothic novel – and if you know me, you know that I am sucker for Gothic, dark, horror stories. The characters are constructed really well and fit the story perfectly.

But it’s not the art or the good characters why I recommend you The Pale Horse – IT’S THE STORY! It’s so twisted and filled with mysteries that you can’t stop reading. And it is all served with good art and an outstanding atmosphere.

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And since we don’t have an anime to talk about today I am going to share with you an exciting news: we will enjoy a new Ghost in the Shell this year. It’s called Ghost in the Shell Arise. I don’t know yet if it’s another movie or a TV series, but there’s an entire new look for our main character. Is that good or bad? Personally I have a problem adapting to sudden changes when it comes to almost everything and I am not too keen on the new look of Motoko Kusanagi. But since I decided I am optimistic this week let’s look at the bright side of the things: we have a reason to re-watch all of the previous Ghost in the Shell films, right?

So what do you think? Did I convinced you to read The Pale Horse? And what do you think about the new design of Motoko Kusanagi? I hope you enjoyed this Otaku Sunday and have a great day!

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